Monday, April 15, 2013

Grasshopper Days

Grasshopper Days

For today, Monday, April 15, 2013

Outside my window...  squirrel after squirrel after squirrel. Ahhh, spring is in the air ;D

Hearing...  the washer, the dryer, the furnace... all mechanical sounds at the moment.  I try to imagine how quiet the house and the neighborhood would be without them, which is a lovely thought.  But washing my laundry by hand is not.  (A lovely thought.)

Pondering...  how to organize the rest of the week.

Praying...  for little Nolan's recovery, for summer jobs, for Wyatt's organizational skills (school related), and for general family goodness :D

Thankful...  the boys are so looking forward to their trip to Disney and I'm thankful their wonderful grandparents are providing something so fun for them (when we couldn't manage it, right now).

Wearing...  jeans!  blue t-shirt!  blue sweater!  My comfort zone ;D

Creating...  working on baby quilt #4, but can't show you yet.

Going...  to help Gunnar with his science and then go for a walk.

Reading...  Lynn Austin's While We're Far Apart.

Looking forward to...  we have eight weeks of school left - four before Disney, and four after.  Looking forward to having another year under our belts :D

In the kitchen...  lacking inspiration.  Maybe taco salad?  Always a crowd pleaser.

In the learning rooms...  Gunnar is winding down his Zoology course with an in-depth look at parasitical worms (ewww), while Tate has moved on to anatomy (digestion, at the moment).  Tate's about to finish his math book and start Algebra (we spread it over almost a year and a half.)  Gunnar is working with decimals.  Together, we're reading about the mideast, and just started reading some of the Arabian Nights tales, as well as Ali and the Golden Eagle and Seven Daughters and Seven Sons.  Somebody said they loved that book - was it you, Ann?  So far, the boys are intrigued.  They're very willing to read (and enjoy!) books about girls as long as they aren't too girly-girl :D

Around the house...  Gunnar's Geo-mags are in the living room, since he plays quietly with them while we read (and Tate draws).  Dishes are piled in the sink, since I ran to the grocery store at lunch time.  And my office always looks cluttery when I'm sewing, but it's really not too bad.

The Mother Load...  Gunnar and I are about to head out for a walk, and I really need to stay on top of our calendar - lots of activities coming up.

Noticing that...  spring weather is CHANGEABLE.  Sunny one moment and thunder the next.  Go figure!

Something fun to share...  I know, I posted this yesterday with the other Pinewood Derby pics, but I love it.  The boys saw it and immediately popped out with a Billy Crystal hellooooooo.

A favorite quote for today...  Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

One of my favorite things...  mid-morning tea and cocoa breaks - one of the bennies of homeschooling :D

A few plans for the rest of the week...  homeschooling, orthodontist, meeting at the school, wedding shower, job orientation (Wyatt), CAP, and probably more I'm forgetting.

A peek into my world...  yes, it's spring, and yes, that's snow.


melanie said...

Have a great {busy} week! :D

The dB family said...

Oh the irony of it! No snow all winter and now snow. We're forcasted for 21 degrees Celsius on Thursday and snow on Saturday. Variable indeed!


Choate Family said...

Love the quote!

dlefler said...

Thank you for your prayers! Nolan is doing MUCH better today. I even have a genuine smile on camera - he tires easily, but we went to three stores and then to Matt's baseball practice and Nolan hung in there... but fell asleep as soon as we got home!

It is beautiful here lately, though we're going to be back in the low 40's (Fahrenheit) over the weekend. Brr.

I love counting down the days left of school - Matt and I were making a list of what he wanted to do this summer. He wrote that he wanted to go to the pool and catch "fireflys" (sic). Woo hoo for summer!